70% renewables target by 2032 announced in landmark energy plan
A bold clean energy future for Queensland has been announced—a 70% renewables target by 2032—as part of the $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.
The Plan—released on Wednesday 28 September 2022—outlines a number of key renewables targets and actions, to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy for Queenslanders.
The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan includes:
- a new renewable energy target of 70% by 2032 and 80% by 2035
- a commitment to progress two new pumped hydro projects by 2035—Borumba and Pioneer-Burdekin
- a pathway to build the new Queensland SuperGrid, which will connect our solar, wind, battery and hydrogen projects across the state and unlock new capacity and storage
- a commitment to convert all of Queensland’s publicly-owned coal-fired power stations into clean energy hubs by 2035, backed by a Job Security Guarantee for workers
- substantial investment across the state, with 95% of clean energy infrastructure investment anticipated to be in regional Queensland.
The Plan contains key benefits of a renewable energy supply for households, workers, businesses, the economy and regional communities.
It outlines how renewable targets will be met with Queensland’s SuperGrid—all elements in the electricity system, including the poles, wires, solar, wind and storage that will provide Queenslanders with clean, reliable and affordable power.